The Salt Lake Community College baseball and softball teams continued their awe-inspiring play last weekend – each sweeping their opponent. A rundown of the action:
The second ranked Lady Bruins made the case for joining their male counterparts atop the national rankings, taking four from the College of Southern Nevada on the weekend.
In game one on Friday, ace Ariel Zimmerman notched her 20th victory of the season as Salt Lake cruised, 10-2. Outfielder Kylee Bufton led a balanced attack with a two-run dinger, while Madi White and Shay Wallace also brought two home during the game via the base knock. Krystin Jachim added an RBI of her own.
In game two the Lady Bruins continued their torrid offensive pace winning 12-0. Becky Simonsen was perfect at the plate with three hits while Wallace brought in another three runs. Kylee Colvin and Dezlee Roberts combined to pitch the shutout.
The softball sweep was completed on Saturday, as SLCC won 6-2 and 10-3. In game one Zimmerman tossed another brilliant performance, striking out a whopping 14 batters. Savannah Webster and Brooke Budge were both perfect at the plate, combining for six hits, and Krystin Jachim added two hits in the win.
In the final game of the weekend the Lady Bruins used two monster innings to take the contest. Scoring five runs apiece in the first and third innings, Salt Lake moved its record to 42-6 on the season. Jachim and Webster continued their hot hitting, combining for 5 base knocks and 5 RBI. Becky Simonsen drove in two herself and Brooke Budge was perfect at the plate.
The top ranked Bruins baseball team took four from Colorado Northwestern Community College, extending their record to 40-4.
On Friday, a two-run shot from Scott Manning anchored the offense as the Bruins won the first contest, 8-4. Sean Moysh contributed 2 RBIs, while Dom Taylor and Tyson Popoff had two hits apiece. Adam Gunn was solid on the mound striking out five in four innings of work.
Game two was won in more dominant fashion, 9-0. Salt Lake pulled away early, scoring five in the second frame. Taylor was 3 for 4, and Eddy Alvarez connected on an RBI triple in the win. Tanner Banks struck out eight in four innings on the mound.
It was more of the same on day two action Saturday, as the Bruins outscored CNCC 17-3 over two contests. In the first match, Dom Taylor and Derrick Whitney each hit one out of the ballpark, and Jordan Hager pitched well to lead Salt Lake to a 9-2 win. Eddy Alvarez added two RBIs each.
In the rubber match, Sean Moysh failed to connect on a single, just missing out on hitting for the cycle. Kory Raymond and Kyle Bilbrey joined Moysh in the home run party as SLCC won, 8-1 to send CNCC back home winless.